You have to admit they are rather cool looking, especially in such large groups.
Boxelder bugs get their common name from the fact that they are often found on and around boxelder trees. They are primarily a nuisance pest as they they enter structures, including homes, sheds and garages to escape the winter.
Boxelder bugs can become a significant nuisance when large groups of them invade homes. They are not known to bite, but their piercing-sucking mouthparts can occasionally puncture skin when they are handled. When crushed or handled roughly, boxelder bugs sometimes produce a strong, unpleasant odor and their fecal material can leave reddish-orange stains that result in fabric discoloration. Yuck.
Raceimus Stripeimus Skittle Bug